FOAM CONCRETE PRESENTATION

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History

Foamed concrete has a surprisingly long history and was first patented in 1923, mainly for use as an insulation material

The first comprehensive review on foamed concrete was presented by Valore in 1954 and a detailed treatment by Rudnai and Short and Kinniburgh in 1963, summarising the composition, propertSignificant improvements over the past 20 years in production equipment and better quality surfactants (foaming agents) has enabled the use of foamed concrete on a larger scale.

➢ Significant improvements over the past 20 years in production equipment and better quality surfactants (foaming agents) has enabled the use of foamed concrete on a larger scale.

Foam concrete is produced either by :-

pre-foaming method

mixed foaming method

Pre-foaming method comprises of producing base mix and stable preformed aqueous foam separately and then thoroughly blending foam into the base mix. ➢ In mixed foaming, the surface active agent is mixed along with base mix ingredients and during the process of mixing, foam is produced resulting in cellular structure in concrete .

MAKING OF FOAMED CONCRETE 1) The components of foam concrete mix should be set by

their functional role in order as follows:

foaming agent

binding agent

water

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